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If a father signs over his paternal rights is he released from his child support obligations?

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June 15, 2008 1:14PM

Generally the parent that is allowed to pemanently relinquish their paternal rights is no longer obligated to provide financial support for the minor child/children. TPR's are usually only granted to allow the children to be adopted by the custodial parent's new spouse or sometimes when specific extentuating circumstances exist. TPR's are not arbitrarily granted when the main purpose is for the parent to escape his or her financial obligation to a minor child or children.